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County population in 2012: 7,317 (all rural); it was 7,935 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,226
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,178
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,380
Renter-occupied apartments: 948 (it was 866 in 2000)
% of renters here:

27%
State:

38%

Land area: 4529 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.7 sq. mi.
Population density: 2 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Grant County: 86.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (20.3%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (15.4%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (10.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 61%
  • Government: 23%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 16%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Grant County, Oregon:


Median resident age:  50.0 years
Oregon median age:  38.0 years

Males: 3,699  (53.1%)
Females: 3,746  (46.9%)

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Grant County,OR real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Grant County:

2.0 people
Oregon:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $38,560 ($32,560 in 1999)
This county:

$38560
Oregon:

$48457

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $442 (lower quartile is $337, upper quartile is $541)
This county:

$442
State:

$704


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $128,384 (it was $82,400 in 2000)
Grant County:

$128,384
Oregon:

$257,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $76,182 - $215,065

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $279,636
Here:

$279,636
State:

$323,551

Townhouses or other attached units: $5,488
Here:

$5,488
State:

$287,798

In 2-unit structures: $80,945
Here:

$80,945
State:

$286,339

Mobile homes: $146,780
Here:

$146,780
State:

$78,759

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $12,162
Here:

$12,162
State:

$46,959
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,179
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $269

Institutionalized population: 91

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,283 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $926 (0.9%)


Grant County household income distribution in 2009 Grant County home values distribution


Grant County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 14.4%
(14.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 9.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 23.8% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 4.3% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 50 years old
(Males: 50 years old, Females: 50 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 50 years old, Black residents: 26 years old, American Indian residents: 39 years old, Asian residents: 43 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22 years old, Other race residents: 23 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

13.7%
Whole state:

11.6%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

5.2%
Whole state:

5.0%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Grant County is $483 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $583 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $790 a month.

Cities in this county include: John Day, Prairie City, Canyon City, Mount Vernon, Long Creek, Seneca, Monument, Dayville, Granite.

Grant County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Grant County: Yokum Corrals Camp (A), Dry Soda Lookout (B), Magone Lake Recreation Site (C), Mutton Camp (D), Mascall Ranch (E), Jumpoff Joe Camp (F), J M Ranch (G), Huckleberry Camp (H), Malheur Ford (I), Hotel de Bum Camp (J), Hi Yu Guard Station (K), Ray Ranch (L), Indian Springs Campground (M), Slide Creek Recreation Site (N), McNaughton Spring Recreation Site (O), Deerhorn Campground (P), Middle Fork Recreation Site (Q), Herburger Cabin (R), Headquarters Camp (S), Head O'Boulder Camp (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Grant County: Saint Katherine Catholic Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Ritter Cemetery (1), Boot Hill Cemetery (2), Hamilton Cemetery (3), Hankins Cemetery (4), Southworth Cemetery (5), Willow Creek Cemetery (6), Dayville Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Frog Lake (A), Gordon Lakes (B), Halls Lake (C), High Lake (D), Jumpoff Joe Lake (E), Twin Ponds (F), Little Mud Lake (G), The Potholes (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Winom Creek (A), Wolsey Creek (B), Wray Creek (C), Wymer Creek (D), Youngs Creek (E), Hadson Creek (F), Gander Creek (G), Bingville Creek (H), Stussi Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Grant County include: John Day Fossil Beds National Monument (1), Clyde Holliday State Park (2), Cedar Grove Botanical Area (3), Vinegar Hill-Indian Rock Scenic Area (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Baker County , Crook County , Harney County , Malheur County , Morrow County , Umatilla County , Union County , Wheeler County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 145
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 84.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 15.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 114 (47% naturalized citizens)

Grant County:

1.4%
Whole state:

8.5%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 94.1%

Grant County marital status for males
Grant County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Grant County with a mortgage: 634 (66 second mortgage, 54 home equity loan, 2 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 476

Here:

57.1% with mortgage
State:

74.3% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 33.13%
Here33.1%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 2,629
Total congregations: 25

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchChurch of the NazareneConservative Baptist Association of AmericaSeventh-Day Adventist Church
Adherents905 (34.4%)448 (17.0%)316 (12.0%)200 (7.6%)190 (7.2%)
Congregations4 (16.0%)2 (8.0%)1 (4.0%)2 (8.0%)3 (12.0%)
NameAssemblies of GodUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Episcopal ChurchOther
Adherents122 (4.6%)112 (4.3%)92 (3.5%)67 (2.5%)177 (6.7%)
Congregations2 (8.0%)2 (8.0%)1 (4.0%)1 (4.0%)7 (28.0%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Grant County - John Day, Prairie City, Canyon City, Mount Vernon, Long Creek

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
This county:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Grant County:

1.45 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
This county:

5.80 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Grant County:

13.05 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

9.93 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.7%
Oregon:

7.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.0%
Oregon:

25.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Grant County:

13.7%
State:

14.2%


Agriculture in Grant County:

Average size of farms: 2265 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $43,335
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $84.26
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 82.09%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $46,718
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 4.07%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 83.39%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $64,512
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 86.29%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 5.08
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.03%

Tornado activity:

Grant County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is slightly below Oregon state average. It is 73.2 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Grant County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Oregon state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/30/2000 at 19:10:23, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MD, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 76.3 miles away from the county center
On 3/22/1997 at 06:05:34, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MD, Depth: 0.8 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 73.8 miles away from the county center
On 10/27/1994 at 03:35:53, a magnitude 4.0 (3.6 ML, 4.0 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 97.4 miles away from the county center
On 8/7/1992 at 17:23:17, a magnitude 3.9 (3.7 ML, 3.9 MD, Depth: 0.4 mi) earthquake occurred 100.0 miles away from Grant County center
On 2/1/2000 at 00:11:07, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 MD) earthquake occurred 75.6 miles away from the county center
On 7/20/1998 at 01:48:46, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 ML, 3.5 ML, Depth: 6.7 mi) earthquake occurred 97.7 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Grant County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (24%)
  • Wood products (14%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Utilities (3%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):




Most common first ancestries reported in Grant County (%):





Grant County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,439 (74%)
  • Carpooled: 375 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 6 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 15 (0%)
  • Walked: 162 (5%)
  • Other means: 28 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 272 (8%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Grant County, Oregon in 2000:

People in group quarters in Grant County, Oregon in 2010:


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $41,427.

7.73% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($42,990 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.73%
Oregon average:

8.89%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.04% relocated from other counties in Oregon ($17,456 average AGI)
3.69% relocated from other states ($25,533 average AGI)
Grant County:

3.69%
Oregon average:

4.35%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Deschutes County, OR  0.75% ($38,474 average AGI)
from Malheur County, OR  0.48% ($31,500)
from Umatilla County, OR  0.40% ($38,900)


8.89% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,925 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.89%
Oregon average:

7.91%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.83% relocated to other counties in Oregon ($21,449 average AGI)
3.05% relocated to other states ($9,480 average AGI)
Grant County:

3.05%
Oregon average:

3.37%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Deschutes County, OR  0.67% ($34,588 average AGI)
to Union County, OR  0.55% ($28,714)
to Baker County, OR  0.51% ($22,308)
to Umatilla County, OR  0.47% ($27,583)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.6

Births per 1000 population in Grant County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Grant County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 11.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Grant County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,543 (1,364 aged, 179 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 13.55
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 4254.740
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 921.410
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 42804.88

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 794.850
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1260.790
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 13.7

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 61.92
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 41.11

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 27.41

Household type by relationship:

Households: 7,340

Size of family households: 1,327 2-persons, 367 3-persons, 274 4-persons, 130 5-persons, 49 6-persons, 20 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,017 1-person, 150 2-persons, 12 3-persons, 3 4-persons, 3 5-persons.

97.2% of residents of Grant County speak English at home.
1.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (56% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (91% speak English very well, 9% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (56% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 19% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $62,676,000 ($8493 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,520,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $24,747,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $9,375,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $134,000
Federal grants: $8,935,000
Federal procurement contracts: $8,474,000 ($1,773,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $11,011,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $152,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $12,747,000
Federal Government insurance: $8,770,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 343
Here:

47 per 1000 residents
State:

65 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 527
Here:

72 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +22
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+20 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -468
Here -64 per 1000 residents
State +21 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Grant County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.87 millions of gallons per day (21% from ground, 79% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.6
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.0

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Grant County, Oregon
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 9
  • 2 rooms: 60
  • 3 rooms: 110
  • 4 rooms: 420
  • 5 rooms: 536
  • 6 rooms: 513
  • 7 rooms: 367
  • 8 rooms: 171
  • 9+ rooms: 194
  • 1 room: 25
  • 2 rooms: 52
  • 3 rooms: 110
  • 4 rooms: 234
  • 5 rooms: 209
  • 6 rooms: 132
  • 7 rooms: 54
  • 8 rooms: 33
  • 9+ rooms: 17
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Grant County, Oregon
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 9
  • 1 bedroom: 209
  • 2 bedrooms: 645
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,100
  • 4 bedrooms: 330
  • 5+ bedrooms: 87
  • no bedroom: 39
  • 1 bedroom: 133
  • 2 bedrooms: 349
  • 3 bedrooms: 263
  • 4 bedrooms: 67
  • 5+ bedrooms: 15
Cars and other vehicles available in Grant County, Oregon in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 80
  • 1 vehicle: 508
  • 2 vehicles: 1,103
  • 3 vehicles: 500
  • 4 vehicles: 148
  • 5+ vehicles: 41
  • no vehicle: 88
  • 1 vehicle: 362
  • 2 vehicles: 312
  • 3 vehicles: 98
  • 4 vehicles: 2
  • 5+ vehicles: 4

56% of Grant County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 52% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 59% lived in Oregon.

Grant County:

56.5%
State average:

48.0%


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $57,200


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 5%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 5%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Grant County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (36.5%)
  • Wood (36.5%)
  • Electricity (19.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7.1%)
  • Wood (32.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (31.2%)
  • Electricity (28.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6.5%)
  • Utility gas (0.7%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 113
Here:

12.0%
Oregon:

9.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 30
Here:

5.3%
Oregon:

7.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 3
Here:

3.2%
Oregon:

16.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Grant County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Grant County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Grant County government finances - Debt in 2002:


Grant County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Grant County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Grant County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Grant County, OR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John5474.3 years
William5078.3 years
Charles3976.9 years
Robert3975.2 years
James3672.7 years
Mary3380.7 years
George3279.6 years
Thomas2370.8 years
Dorothy2174.0 years
Harry1975.7 years
Most common last names in Grant County, OR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3072.5 years
Johnson2177.9 years
Davis2078.1 years
Allen1681.4 years
Moore1679.5 years
Martin1576.3 years
Lemons1480.9 years
Williams1479.3 years
Jones1470.9 years
Clark1378.8 years
Businesses in Grant County, OR
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1RadioShack1
Best Western1True Value1
Dairy Queen1U-Haul1
FedEx1U.S. Cellular1
H&R Block1UPS2
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